University of Georgia faculty and staff who meet certain eligibility requirements may voluntarily donate unused sick leave to a Shared Leave Pool for fellow faculty and staff. The upcoming benefits open enrollment is the only opportunity you have to enroll in or make donations to the Shared Sick Leave Pool for 2021. For more information about this program, visit the Shared Leave Program website.
If you are eligible to enroll in the Shared Sick Leave Pool, you should have received an email on Monday, Oct. 19, with the link to the Shared Sick Leave Pool Enrollment Site.
How do I join the shared sick leave pool?
If you wish to join the shared sick leave pool, you must meet the following criteria to be eligible:
- Completion of your provisional employment period
- Donate a minimum of 8 hours sick leave during open enrollment (Oct. 21 through Nov. 6) AND
- Have a minimum 48 hours remaining in your sick leave balance on Jan. 1, 2021, in order to maintain the required 40-hour sick leave balance after your donation is processed in January
What if I am already a member of the shared sick leave pool?
If you are already a member of the shared sick leave pool, this is a reminder that although you are not required to donate additional sick leave to remain in the pool, you may donate up to 80 sick leave hours during the upcoming open enrollment period. Please remember that you need a minimum of 48-hour sick leave balance on Jan. 1, 2021 to maintain the required 40-hour sick leave balance after your donation is processed in January.
Questions about the Shared Sick Leave Pool may be directed to Human Resources at 706-542-2222 or email@example.com.